Madison and Monroe

Madison and Monroe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...and a smart firing ensued, with considerable loss. The mistake being discovered, both detachments retreated, leaving their dead behind. The main army soon after retired into winter quarters at Plattsburg and Burlington; the regulars greatly enfeeblcd by sickness, the militia, as Dearborn alleged, refusing to march into Canada, though the greater part had volunteered to do so. Even the single success in the neighborhood of St. Regis was counterbalanced by the capture of an American party at Salmon River, near by. Smythe, meanwhile, on the Niagara frontier, had issued two grandiloquent proclamations, one of which, addressed to the men of New York, had drawn out a body of volunteers for the special purpose of invading Canada. These volunteers were commanded by Porter, late chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, who took this opportunity to redeem his pledge of personal participation in the " war feast." Smythe's force at Black Rock was thus swelled to 4000 eifective men, including about 1500 regulars. The advance of the intended invasion consisted of two parties; one, including a body of sailors, just arrived at Buffalo to man the Erie fleet, was sent to surprise a small British post on the opposite shore; the other, under Colonel Boerstler, was to destroy the bridge over the Chippewa, so as to interrupt the advance of the British from their stations below. Not more Nov. 23. Nov. 29. crmvrnx than half pf either party succeeded in landing. The post was surprised and taken; but the sailors, on their 1812. Dec. 1. return, brought off the boats belonging to the soldiers of their party, whom they supposed to have recrossed ' already; and these soldiers, thus deprived of the means of crossing, fell into the...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849949
  • 9781236849946